Did Conner Smith’s Viral TikTok Song, ‘I Hate Alabama,’ Cause Alabama’s Devastating Loss?

Up and coming country artist Conner Smith has quickly made a name for himself in the country music scene with…


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October 11, 2021

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Conner Smith – I Hate Alabama

Up and coming country artist Conner Smith has quickly made a name for himself in the country music scene with the release of songs like “Learn From It” and “Tennessee” and now, he’s turning heads with his newest release, “I Hate Alabama.”

Out now, the ‘Bama diss track is a perfect mix of college rivalry and catchy country melodies and is taking the internet (and TikTok) by storm.

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Following the release of the Tennessee Volunteers fan’s track on Friday (Oct. 8), Alabama lost their first game in 650 days to Texas A&M with a final score of 41-38.

Coincidence or not, the lyrics seem pretty damning: 

“I hate Alabama / I hate crimson red / I hate how they yell ‘Roll Tide’ when I got a Braves hat on my head / And I love Lynyrd Skynyrd but Lord I hate Sweet Home / ‘Cause when I hear it all I see is a girl with houndstooth on / In the stands of Tuscaloosa / Might have lost by 22 / But I hate Alabama ’cause that’s where I lost you,” Smith sings on the chorus. 

Following the game, Smith took to TikTok to share his thoughts on the Bama loss.


Bama fans I apologize #ihatealabama #secfootball #gigemaggies #texas #texasam

♬ original sound – Conner Smith

Prior to the song’s release, Smith opened up on the Alabama vs. Texas A&M game with The Tennessean. 

“Every team, every college gets a turn with (Alabama) every week… so all the A&M fans have been hitting me up and singing it,” he revealed. 

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Although the 21-year-old Nashville native didn’t write the song, he knew when Hunter Phillips sent him the track it was going to be a hit. Just after eight days of receiving the song, “I Hate Alabama” was released by Smith via The Valory Music Co.

The soon-to-be superstar is currently on a radio tour, but fans can look forward to hearing the singer live during his upcoming concerts.

Click HERE to see if Smith is coming to a city near you. 

Conner Smith; Photo by Cooper Smith
Conner Smith; Photo by Cooper Smith

Five Facts About Conner Smith: 

1. Smith wrote his first song at the age of 6 and by the time he was 9, he was signed to BMI as a writer.

2. By the time he was in high school, Smith found himself working with chart-topping songwriters like Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell.

3. He’s recently shared the stage with artists like Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett. 

4. His musical inspirations include Johnny Cash, Randy Travis, Kenny Chesney, and Eric Church.

5. His debut single, “Learn From It,” is at country radio now. 

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